Mysteries and Science: Exploring Aliens, Ghosts, Monsters, the End of the World, and Other Weird Things [NOOK Book]

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Mysteries and Science is for kids 9 and up. It takes a look at weird things from abracadabra to zombies. What does science have to say about things like astrology, Bigfoot, dowsing, ESP, ghosts, and monsters? These and other similar topics are covered here, including predictions of the end of the world, palm reading, and vampires. In all, Mysteries and Science takes you on a journey through fifty chapters. Some chapters deal with weird things, some deal with how scientists think and what kinds of tools they use ...
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Mysteries and Science: Exploring Aliens, Ghosts, Monsters, the End of the World, and Other Weird Things

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Overview

Mysteries and Science is for kids 9 and up. It takes a look at weird things from abracadabra to zombies. What does science have to say about things like astrology, Bigfoot, dowsing, ESP, ghosts, and monsters? These and other similar topics are covered here, including predictions of the end of the world, palm reading, and vampires. In all, Mysteries and Science takes you on a journey through fifty chapters. Some chapters deal with weird things, some deal with how scientists think and what kinds of tools they use to investigate things. We may not always agree with scientists, but they make us think. And thinking is always a good thing.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015744903
  • Publisher: Robert Carroll
  • Publication date: 12/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Todd Carroll (b. 1945) has always been interested in weird things, mysteries, stories of miracles and psychics and how beliefs in strange things conflict with logic and science. His favorite pasttime is thinking about why people believe in psychics, alien abductions, astrology, and hundreds of other things that conflict with what the science tells us. He expresses his thoughts on these matters on a weekly blog (Unnatural Acts That Can Improve Your Thinking) and a bi-weekly podcast (Unnatural Virtue, featured on Skepticality, the official podcast of "Skeptic" magazine). He also continues to post articles on his website, The Skeptic's Dictionary, which was started in 1994 and now has more than 700 entries.

He taught philosophy for many years at a northern California community college. His first book (1975) was about the philosophy of an Anglican bishop who challenged the new empiricism as expressed by John Locke. Later, he wrote the text book "Becoming a Critical Thinker" (2003, 2nd ed. 2005) and a book named after his website: "The Skeptic's Dictionary" (Wiley, 2003).
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